Our staff comes with many years of experience in the fields of occupational therapy, special education, and adult services. Our staff-to-participant ratio rarely exceeds 1:3 and often times is less! We hold great value in keeping these ratios low so we can provide training that is not “one size fits all” but instead is customized to each individual's goals. The staff-to-participant ratio truly allows for personalized teaching moments at any given time. We believe our success has been built on carefully selecting staff that bring the right level of experience, compassion, and excitement for working with persons with disabilities to The Haase House.
Mary Haase is an occupational therapist and has additional certifications as a Transition Specialist and an Autism Specialist. She has thirty years of experience working in various school districts and has long advocated for her own son with autism along with many other families and their loved ones with disabilities. Mary's passion to leave her full-time job and start a business back in 2017 stemmed from the limited specialized programming options available to her son in his youth and adulthood. Her main goal at THH is to help other families facing the same challenges. She provides direct services to participants, develops curriculum and programming, and manages THH staff. She also currently works as the local family coordinator of a grant through the WI Persons with Developmental Disabilities Board.
Emma earned a Bachelor of Art Therapy degree with emphasis in Studio Art and Psychology. She has experience working with a diverse population of individuals with special needs through her community and previous experience as an art instructor. By providing services to participants both directly and through staff direction, she can help everyone reach their highest potential. With her love for animals, the outdoors, art, and all-things learning, Emma can help everyone to feel successful, empowered, and maintain a positive environment. Emma is looking forward to helping everyone at The Haase House grow and thrive.
Courtney has over fifteen years of experience working with a diverse population of individuals with special needs and has been involved with the community since childhood. Hailing from Illinois, Courtney received her degree in Recreation, Park & Tourism Administration with an emphasis in Therapeutic Recreation. Courtney worked in the special recreation field after college, supervising and growing an adult day program, planning recreational events, and coaching a variety of Special Olympic sports. After moving to Wisconsin, Courtney was a Vocational Skills Instructor. Courtney is looking forward to helping the adults of The Haase House succeed!
Delaney, hailing from the Roscoe, IL area, is currently pursuing a degree in Occupational Therapy at Carroll University. When she's not studying, Delaney indulges in her passions for painting, playing sports, exploring scenic spots, and even attempting to teach her goldfish, Harold, tricks. Her mother, a special education teacher, inspired Delaney to work with individuals with disabilities. Grateful for the opportunity to work at The Haase House, Delaney embraces the chance to learn and grow. Her innate compassion allows her to effortlessly connect with clients, fostering meaningful relationships as they embark on their personal journeys.
Betsy, a resident of Muskego, WI, has been actively engaged with Best Buddies throughout middle and high school. This remarkable organization fosters inclusive friendships, promotes integrated employment, and encourages leadership development for individuals with disabilities. During her time at Muskego High School, Betsy not only participated in Sparkle cheer but also served as a coach. Sparkle Cheer, an inclusive cheer team, thrived in spreading school spirit and building a sense of community. Through her involvement in Best Buddies and Sparkle Cheer, Betsy discovered her deep passion for working with this remarkable community. Currently enrolled at Carroll University, she is pursuing a major in Exercise Science with a minor in Psychology as part of the Pre-Occupational Therapy program. Betsy is loves growing personally & professionally alongside the clients and staff at The Haase House.
Kennedy, originally from Mukwonago, WI, is currently a student at the University of Milwaukee Wisconsin. Pursuing a major in Occupational Therapy with a minor in Psychology, she is actively involved in their pre-occupational therapy program. During her leisure time, Kennedy finds joy in spending quality moments with friends and family, nurturing her plants, exploring scenic locations to witness breathtaking sunsets, and discovering local coffee shops. Even from a young age, she harbored a deep-rooted desire to support and assist individuals with disabilities, long before fully understanding the avenues available to do so. She is honored and thankful to join The Haase House staff and clients on their journey!
Isabelle, a dedicated individual, is near completion of her associates in Human Services at Waukesha County Technical College. With two and a half years of valuable experience as a Behavior Technician in Applied Behavior Analysis, Isabelle has developed a strong foundation in the field. During her leisure time, she finds joy in activities such as hiking, reading, photography, camping, and cherishing moments with her husband, and their beloved cat, Gideon. Being a part of The Haase House fills Isabelle with immense gratitude, and she eagerly anticipates building meaningful relationships with both the staff and clients as she embarks on this exciting journey.
Lindsey, hailing from Stevens Point, WI, is currently enrolled in Education and Psychology studies at Carroll University. She aspires to become an occupational therapist in the future. Lindsey finds great pleasure in various activities, such as exploring different destinations, hiking, trying new cuisines, and cherishing moments with loved ones. Her younger brother, who has special needs, has opened her eyes to the beauty of a remarkable community of individuals with disabilities. Through his influence, Lindsey has learned the value of love, care, and the importance of empowering others to reach their full potential. She joins The Haase House eager to share her passion for assisting others and looking forward to connecting with the community.
Hailing from Mukwonago, Judi shares her home with her husband and three energetic dogs. During her free time, she enjoys spending quality time with family, cultivating a flourishing garden, and pursuing various crafts such as painting, pottery and sewing. With four decades of experience in bookkeeping, her expertise is a great asset to the Haase House office team. Additionally, her invaluable contributions extend to her membership on the organization's Board of Directors. Thankful for the honor to collaborate alongside such an exceptional community, Judi is thankful for the opportunity to be a part of the The Haase House.
"I believe everyone has a voice, and am thankful that The Haase House helps our special needs community to let their voices be heard." - Judi
Nikki – a self-proclaimed person of many interests and boundless passions, joined our team in May of 2023. Professionally, she teaches yoga and captures cherished moments as a photographer. With her family, including two sons and a new Saint Pyrenees Puppy, she explores the world in their RV. At home, Nikki cares for two cats, two guinea pigs, and four chickens. Her love for collecting rocks along the Great Lakes adds an artistic touch to her life. Recently joining The Haase House as a marketing & office admin, Nikki is excited to share her creativity and contribute to changing lives with love and compassion. Together, they'll make a positive impact and leave lasting memories.
Kelly, a resident of Mukwonago, Wisconsin, has been an active participant at The Haase House since 2017. Initially receiving in-home services from THH staff, the focus was on developing essential daily living skills such as grocery shopping, mathematics, and coping strategies. In 2019, Kelly's dedication led to her being hired as a part-time staff member. Among her responsibilities are cooking for the clients, maintaining cleanliness in the house over the weekend, and assisting with art and crafts activities. During her free time, Kelly finds joy in creating diamond art, drawing, and spending quality moments with friends and family. Additionally, she also works at the Mukwonago Animal Hospital three days a week and lives independently in her own apartment. One of Kelly's favorite aspects of working at The Haase House is participating in special events, which allows her to build strong bonds with the clients while creating cherished memories together.
Nathan, a sophomore at Mukwonago High School, is an enthusiastic percussionist. He participates in various musical groups, including the high school Wind Ensemble, marching band, and Blue2 percussion group. When he's not busy with music, Nathan enjoys a range of outdoor activities like hunting, fishing, water sports, swimming, archery, and dirt bike riding. He also finds joy in cooking, camping, spending time with friends, and cherishing moments with his family. Nathan values the opportunity to interact with the staff and participants at The Haase House.
Renee, a retired licensed physical therapist assistant from Illinois, relocated to East Troy, WI with her husband Jim after 29 years in the field. With six children and 16 grandchildren, their family keeps them occupied. They enjoy activities like fishing and swimming on the lake. In her free time, Renee finds pleasure in gardening, cooking, baking, reading, yoga, and taking walks. Having worked with special needs children and young adults throughout her career, she now misses the interactions with this special group. Determined to give back to her new community, Renee plans to volunteer whenever possible.
Jill joins our volunteer staff a retired County Humane Officer and a 34-year resident of Mukwonago. Her passion lies in wellness and serving others, evident in her weekly visits to The Haase House. Jill fosters animals for the Haws animal shelter, earning the title "dog whisperer of Waukesha County." She enjoys hobbies like gardening, reading, Pickleball, and kayaking. With a heart full of kindness, Jill actively engages in YMCA exercise sessions, park visits, boardgames, field trips, and snack preparations at The Haase House, making a positive impact on her community and its members.
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At THE HAASE HOUSE, we are proud to have made a positive impact in the lives of countless individuals & families over the years. We have helped our clients achieve academic success, build social skills and confidence, and develop life-long learning habits. We are committed to continuing to make a difference in the lives of people with special needs. Do you have a special talent or background that you would be willing to share with The Haase House? We are always on the lookout for new experiences to bring to our clients.
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